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“Should I feel bad about making time for myself? I am considering joining the gym and it is $25 per week, plus there is all the time I would need to spend there without the kids. We are on a tight budget and I feel like I might be being selfish – do any other mums feel this way?”

Posted by Jenny, 11/04/13

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  • Go for it! You need to look after #1 so you can look after #2, 3,4 etc.

  • I feel bad spending any amount of money on myself. All I can think about is what that money could buy for my husband and daughter.

  • No way go girl:-)

  • Go for it we need time for ourselves. A happy mummy a happy family.

  • Yes! We all feel this way! But we shouldn’t! You should definately go for it! A more healthy, happy YOU will benefit your whole family!! Enjoy :)

  • Why can’t you go walking/running with them or alone? Or getting a child stool and doing steps or other things like??? Gyms arnt always the answer

  • I have recently done the same. I feel so bad about the $$ and time but feel so much healthier and stronger, I really think it benefits my whole family, they have the better me now, with more energy :). Try not to feel bad, you deserve doing something for yourself :)

  • Yes, we all feel this way about selfish spending of money and time but we shouldn’t. If mum is happy then everyone is happy so enjoy your time out. The guilt wears off after 6 months or so…. but there will always be somehting else to feel guilty about.

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